Want to run happy more often?
Here's a little secret that has nothing to do with running, that can help you...
Be thankful. It's that simple.
In your running life, what/who are you thankful for?
Here's what 11 members of the WeeViews community had to say...
The Rut finisher & founder of the podcast: A Runner's Mind
"I am extremely thankful this year for many different reasons.
I am thankful for my family and friends' support in my running journey.
Lastly, I am thankful for my running community.
I have lots to be thankful for this year, but overall, I am thankful for what running truly means to me in my life."
"For me, running itself is an act of gratitude...
Every time that I head out the door for a run I try to remind myself of how amazing it is that I GET to do this—even on the toughest days.
I’m grateful for my partner (and beastly athlete) Josh, who inspires me, and for my loving family who supports my crazy passion without question.
I’m also grateful to be a part of the welcoming and supportive WeeViews community!"
"In my running life I am thankful for the road and its ability to be my teacher...
I’m thankful for my body and it’s ability to heal and function despite what I put it through.
Movement and running is a gift. What a season to be thankful for it!"
Runs every single day to honor fallen heroes
"I am so thankful for so many things.
But most important to me is my running community and our camaraderie.
We get through our trainings and do hard things because we support each other.
Business owner, ultrarunner & former drug addict
"I’m so grateful to have an outlet that my body can do and my mind can get energized from.
I am grateful for a group of friends that when we meet up to run it’s always a boost to my life.
And when one of us has a bright idea. (Which our spouses think are silly) usually we can get others to join! Like 100 milers or a group run around Mt. Hood's Timberline Trail in Oregon on a 12-hour notice!"
Run streak = 2,555 days and still going...
"I've ran at least 1 mile a day for 2,555 days.
Today [Thanksgiving Day], I will complete seven years and start on my eighth year run streak.
I'm thankful for my wife and kids.
3x marathon finisher, dad, believer
"In my life as a runner, I am thankful for the gift that God gave me that motivated me to become a runner.
"I'm also thankful for all of the wonderful friends I have met through running that have also motivated me to the finish line of any run and the determination to continue."
WeeViews ambassador, ultrarunner, yoga instructor
"In my running life, I am most thankful for all the people I've met through running and the relationships I've made from my early days on the track and trails until now."
"I'm thankful for the best friends I've made through the Trail Run Tribe.
I'm also thankful for the family support I get from my sons, who also love to run, and my husband, who's always up for a running adventure."
Ultrarunner & Barkley Marathon junkie
"I am so thankful for my Mom.
I am the luckiest son in the world to have my Mom and always grateful she exposed me to running.
I do the same for my daughter as she did for me and we all run together.
Ultrarunner & cancer survivor
"I'm thankful for my dear friend Lynette McDougal...
Ultrarunner & WeeViews co-founder
In my running journey, I'm profoundly grateful for the places it has taken me and the extraordinary friendships forged through shared adventures.
Each event has not only been a test of endurance but a celebration of community.
Running has become my passport to connect with remarkable individuals and explore the diverse landscapes of the country.
And in the spirit of camaraderie, let's not forget the first annual 4th of July Casey Koza Invitational Beer Mile!1